Frédéric Saulou, A French designer who works out of Rennes (France), will be revealing, in early 2018, his latest fine furniture collection – « A-symmetry » – which features a side table, a console, and a shelf.
This collection is inhabited by two ideas, those of confrontation and convergence. A confrontation of materials, a convergence of shapes and lines. Each unit is made of wood and stone. While both are natural, the materials seem to oppose each other at first glance: one is plant-based, tender, and malleable, the other is a mineral, hard, and inflexible. Each piece is also made up of two identifical shapes that are facing each other but in an inverted manner.
This confrontation between two heterogenous materials and two opposed shapes, however, is able to disappear behind a certain skillful harmony. Brown marble or tainted stained ash wood? The lines respond to one another and make up a perfectly balanced whole.
The pieces of the A-symmetry collection are available in a limited and signed edition.